About the Director
We are all--as part of the human condition--moving and being moved. Studies show that when we see someone perform a movement, we share the experience on a visceral level. When we see movement performed in a context that gives it deeper meaning, we feel its emotional underpinnings.
I am drawn to the dance of everyday living, and I am interested in the hero's journey of the students I mentor. By teaching them how to use movement and awareness as the means to understand themselves more deeply, I trust that they will find purpose, meaning, and beauty in their actions along the way.
— Andrea Higgins
Andrea Higgins holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, a Masters Degree from American University in Washington, DC, and certification in the Feldenkrais Method® from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. Andrea brings a dancer’s understanding of the body in movement to her work as a teacher, and has extensive experience working with adults and children. She has served on the faculty at an independent school, taught college courses, presented at conferences, authored magazine articles, and developed a continuing education course for fitness professionals. She has also developed workshop curriculum focused on the needs of special populations, such as dancers, athletes, seniors, and teenagers. Andrea’s published works include multimedia web books that explore Feldenkrais through the lens of meditation and golf. Her most recent publication, Awake Naps, is geared toward helping busy (stressed out) kids develop mindful practices with Feldenkrais based meditations. She teaches private lessons in Walpole, MA.